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Starry Night

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Huan Yi
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0 posted 02-22-2006 11:44 AM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Huan Yi


And a good friend said
Something about hope
Being the religion
Of the irrational

That it is easier to be blind
Regardless to the eyes
To listen to the heartís fantasies
Whatever the ear may hear

He lit a cigarette  . . .
Exhaled halos of blue
Into the cool evening air

That itís silly
To really believe
Tomorrow will be any better
In so far as what it is that actually matters

And all I said
Looking up into the starry night
Was Oh . . .


© Copyright 2006 John Pawlik - All Rights Reserved
serenity blaze
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1 posted 02-22-2006 12:32 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I like this style on you.



the conversational snippet fascinates me as poetic device, and you, as always, intrigue me with your spin on things.

I sometimes get the feeling you don't particularly like me, or even care for me to reply.

But liking me ain't in the guidelines, so put up with me, or if you prefer, in the future I can be a silent admirer of your work.

When I like the poetry, I tend to say so.

and I like the poetry John.

Well done.
LeeJ
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2 posted 02-22-2006 12:38 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

wull I like ya Serenity, and BETCHA John does to...

anyway, I agree with Karen's comment, adding, there was a strange familiarity about this?  

Huan Yi
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3 posted 02-22-2006 01:20 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

serenity blaze,


No, I always appreciate evidence
someone is reading, yet I don't typically
respond unless a question is asked.

As to the style on this one, it just
wandered in.  I myself can clearly
detect Mark Strand's influence;
in fact a deliberate link.  I don't master the
moods when writing; I pretty much step
aside from whatever tools I have and let
them have their way.

Thanks all for reading.

John


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on the threshold of a dream


4 posted 02-22-2006 03:51 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

That it is easier to be blind
Regardless to the eyes
To listen to the heartís fantasies
Whatever the ear may hear

It often beats the heck out of reality. *S*

I like this very much... especially the ending. *S*
Drauntz
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5 posted 04-23-2007 03:40 PM       View Profile for Drauntz   Email Drauntz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Drauntz

very interesting. reading your comment makes me better than reading your poem this time.


beautiful poem though.
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